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23.5: Analysis

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    1. In general, which showed the greater temperature change when combined and isolated, the metal samples or the cold water.  Explain why this happened.
    2. Describe any possible sources of error that may have occurred during your investigation.

    3. Based on the chart of specific heat capacities below, which of your metal samples would you expect to have the smallest change in temperature?  Which metal would you expect to have the largest change in temperature?

    Table \(\PageIndex{1}\): Chart of specific heat capacities

    Material

    Specific Heat Capacity (J/kg°C)

    Aluminum

    900

    Brass

    380

    Copper

    387

    Iron or Steel

    452

    Lead

    128

    Tungsten

    134

    Zinc

    390

    Water

    4186

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